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MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 9:00pm PST
they said they wanted to do was immigration reform. remember? even republicans said they wanted to do it. democrats are behaving as if it is about to happen. this is the president and the first lady on friday, the day after thanksgiving. friday afternoon down at a tent on the national mall where legendary labor leader eliseo medina and mostly other young activists have been starving themselves in a fast for more than 20 days now to try to move the house to take up the immigration bill that passed this summer in the senate. republicans said they wanted to do it in theory, when the senate passed the comprehensive bill with 14 republican senators in support, republicans said they wanted to support it in theory. first, the house came up with the objection that they didn't want to do a comprehensive bill like that, they wanted to do it in pieces. then the democrats, including president obama, said okay, fine, we'd rather do it comprehensively, but we'll do it in pieces if that's what you need. now the republicans are saying, oh, yeah, still, in theory, we do like this and we would go ahead in
FOX Business
Dec 5, 2013 7:00pm EST
on immigration, when it will be put forward, what form it will take. the speaker of the house bringing an end to a top assistant on the issue who is -- as part of senator mccain's term when it was mccain kennedy into does a six and seven on the amnesty bill. where you are going? >> we don't do well as a nation when we do these big, comprehensive things. you see what happened with obamacare. immigration is no different. the chairman has said the right approach, done the right thing. that is ultimately where the house goes. lou: for whenever it matters, i have endorsed chairman good lot, his plan to my proposal command approach. i have not heard the same thing from the speaker. i have heard you talking more like the gang of eight is his preference. during the biddinggof tom donahue over the chamber of commerce. which is the reality? >> i think the chairman will be the reality. i sit on the judiciary committee. we're taking these in a piecemeal basis. i think we will get a good bill that is going to be an incremental bill, but that is the way we should be doing it. we need to solve some of the r
NBC
Dec 2, 2013 3:00am PST
cheerleaders. that, sadly, is what happened. >> are you disappointed on another debate on immigration, that it appears that republicans in this case don't see a pathway any longer toward getting this done? >> immigration would be one of those issues that shows that those who try to pigeonhole bishop's pastor's catholics are wrong. on health care we might be upset with the democrats, the administration. on immigration we're saying to the house of representatives, which is dominated by the republicans, you guys got to get your act together. this is the best chance we've had in fair and just immigration reform. it's in your lap and doesn't seem to be going anywhere, and we're not going to let you off the hook. so yeah, we're disappointed there as well. >> let me touch on gay marriage. this week illinois is becoming the 16th state, including d.c., to allow same-sex marriage. do you think this is evolving in such a way that ultimately it will be legal everywhere, or is it the opposite, that there will be a backlash and the status quo will be maintained? >> i would be a pollyanna that there
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am EST
for the nearly 6,000 syrians with approved immigrant petitions to the united states. as hundreds of millions around the world prepare to celebrate the most joyful day of the christian calendar, the international community must intensify its efforts to end this terrible war and also to protect syria's christians and to ensure the continued vitality of this 2,000-year-old community. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the chair recognizes the gentleman from texas, mr. poe, for five minutes. mr. speaker, the innovativeness of american enterprise flies off the radar. according to amazon c.e.o., the company is fixing to deliver packages to its customers via drones. it's called amazon prime air. that's right. in just a few years, he says people will be able to order something online and have it in their hands within 30 minutes by the use of drones. sounds like something out of the "jetsons" doesn't it? soon there will be a drone to replace the mail carrier. according to amazon, these packages will deliver up to five pounds. mr. speaker, thousands of americans use amaz
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 12:00am EST
immigration reform, health care reform, and a budget. is there a timetable on those? is there a way to get those or is this an ongoing process? >> we talked about the button aggressions that are underway. when it comes to the effort to pass conference of immigration reform, the president believes the congress can act and should act as soon as possible. they can act right away, thousand could, when it comes to these issues. they are not gone yet. they ought to do something >> we talked about the button aggressions that are underway. when it comes to the effort to pass conference of immigration reform, the president believes the congress can act and should act as soon as possible. they can act right away, thousand could, when it comes to these issues. they are not gone yet. they ought to do something between now and their departure that could signal to the american people, in the case of the farm bill, that we have all of the necessary elements of that important legislation taken up -- taking care of on behalf of americans who depend on food and efficient assistance. and when it comes to con
FOX News
Dec 7, 2013 11:00am PST
and the brightest. one of the problems with japan is it doesn't take immigrants. they don't attract the world's smartest individuals. like we still do. you agree with brett? >> i really don't. let me give you two examples. it's not really my example. it's their example. lichtenstein. their administrator said, look, we are fly specks in the world economy. we understand that we have to be better than most if we're going to compete. so what both of those countries have done is make a concerted effort to emphasize mathematics instruction. they take upwards of eight hours of math a week. and they have innovative programs to teach. they understand their kids are going to have to know this stuff. they drill them. they discipline them. and they succeed. it's not rocket science. i think if our schools understood that they were in the same competitive pool, that we would try to do the same sort of innovati innovation. inwou i would say one more thing, if the teachers unions allow that innovation. >> it does at least wake up america. it says, you know what, your success in the world economy is not guara
NBC
Dec 3, 2013 5:00pm PST
. they believe the managers targeted them because of their race and immigration status and for speaking out. >> the reasons have varied. some were not given any reason. they were just told that their last shift would be in a couple of days. >> some of the employees say they were forced to go through extensive immigration checks. the company would not comment about the specific complaints. quote, jack in a box is sensitive to the fact that loyal, hard working people have been affected by these determinations. >>> the sunnyvale city council is expected to decide tonight if they'll go forward with a new office park. it will consistent of six eight-story buildings. the project is designed by the same person who did moffett towers a few years ago. >>> it's a huge milestone for a bay area woman who is 100 years old. we'll explain that next. >>> today a 100-year-old fremont woman was sworn in as a u.s. citizen. >> this doesn't happen very often. she is originally from china. she spent most of her life living in hong kong. when she was just 80 years old, she decided to move to canada do join her so
SFGTV
Dec 2, 2013 1:00pm PST
hungry. and as an immigrant coming into this country, i was, you know, i had this image that there would be no hunger and this country because, you know, it is the wealthiest country in the world. and it is, ironic that in the wealthiest country in the world and one of the wealthiest cities in the world, san francisco, that there are people, children, families, seniors, who every day, go to bed hungry. and i think that it is really sad, that that is the reality it, for so many people in san francisco. that is why i think that this hearing is so important. and you know, it is around the time of the holidays that perhaps some of these issues have more resonance for folks. but i think that this is really important, we picked up the examiner today and the front page of the examiner today was housing cost and rents and those top concerns for san franciscans and you know that there is a sense of people are being displaced. but, i think that we are forgetting that even basic things like putting the food on the table is something that many people are not able to do. and so, i think that we have
SFGTV
Dec 2, 2013 2:00pm PST
, but they could be immigrants, seniors, homeless, people, with disabilities, and people who may be don't want to go through the hassle factor of accessing cal fresh and the people who remoteness, and would have been a part of the city where they will have to transfer from one bus line to another bus line to get to the office. >> the people who are unaware of the fact that over 500 new applicants a month are applying on-line, using my benefits cal wynn on-line portal that we introduced here in san francisco. about four years ago. and so there is a lot of ways that people can access cal fresh now and they can go to the office and they can apply on-line, and they can work with the partners at the san francisco food bank who has a monthly cal at ther on the website of different places around san francisco, where the people are going, but really what we are looking at at the department of human services, this winter is taking a fairly deep dive into our current caseload, and saying, which people are getting medical and getting healthcare benefits that are not accessing cal fresh but have income l
SFGTV2
Dec 3, 2013 12:00pm PST
grew up in new york city, one to my parents who had immigrated here to the u.s. actually, i started really becoming active in working with the community when i was in high school. came out to california for college, went to stanford. i was always politically involved. when i was a college student, i worked on the initiative to get rid of affirmative action in our public government system. currently, we have 3 legislative items that are pending. the first is going to be coming to a final vote on tuesday, our mid-market uptown tenderloin task exemption legislation. it is basically an incentive to encourage businesses to come to mid-market. in particular, where we have the highest commercial vacancy. and then when i graduated, moved out to san francisco about 12 years ago. i always loved sanford cisco in college, and i just wanted to try it out. i started working in economic development policy. i was a community organizer for six years. i worked with young people, parents, and families around issues that concern our neighborhoods, whether it was improving muni lines, affordable housing
SFGTV2
Dec 4, 2013 7:30am PST
chinese-americans. we're linked to help build railroads with many of the chinese immigrants coming to san francisco to join in the immigration station just to reach our shores. this new bridge will not be just an engineer marvel but carrying 2 hundred and 80 thousand vehicles between san francisco and the east bay each day and hundreds of thousands of bicyclists at the same time. today marks the historic part of our region but it's a long ending of a long chapter after the 1989 earthquake. just 29 years ago it took 63 lives. and we were forced to with & an accepted opportunity to build something better. in my city because of the earthquake the embark freeway is gone. now the service retrofit of today's bay bridge will insure that when the next massive earthquake hits our infrastructure will withstand that. it serves as ingenuity and it will help us. as we say thank you to the contractors and the engineers, the men and women in our labor force and their representatives and as they go on to other bridges, other transportation projects like bart extensions as we say goodbye and as their role
FOX News
Dec 7, 2013 10:00am PST
. more than half of americans also don't like the way he is handling foreign policy. immigration and the economy. the data now raising concerns over what can still be accomplished in his next few years as president. joining us now is our political panel angela mcgrewen, fox knew political analyst, and ronow molono. the president used to enjoy euphoric ratings. now his approval rating is abysmal on all kinds of issues. so ways happening overall? why is this happening? what kind of take do you look at this -- what prism do you look at this through, angela? >> the bottom line is this. are you better off today than you were four years ago? most americans that elected this president yet again, now they're having buyers remorse, because most americans are not better off. if you look at the unemployment rate at 7% but for the black community, last check, it was 13%. the hispanic community has not lowered that much and for women and young adults, if you have a college degree, kelly, most people don't have a job today, so people are looking at this situation and though the president is a
FOX News
Dec 8, 2013 6:00pm PST
and the white house says they did not intervene at all in the immigration. >>> mark, they say nobody ever asked him. yet they started disseminating information from the newspapers. >> the president's uncle is arrested for dui says i am going to call the white house. nobody tells him about this. if it is true it would point to an even worse problem in the white house which is that nobody brings this president bad information. it is a hard conversation to walk into the oval office and say to the president your enk el was arrested for dwi. also hard to say to the president you have been telling americans they can keep their insurance but it is not true. you have to stop. either way they have the culture that disseminates and encourages dishonest dishonesty. >> if what they are saying is not true it is a bald faced lie. if he told them i know i am i am related to him and i lived with him for a few years before law school it is just a bald faced lie. he needs to be saying the press office wouldn't be telling us bald faced lies. nobody told the president the web site doesn't, would nobody told him af
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 6:00am PST
, the senate passed immigration reform and the nondiscrimination act. they said we passed the keystone pipeline and i cyber security bill. there these large things that are out there that had been passed through one chamber or the other, but they seem to get bogged down with immigration and end up not wanting to go forward on that and they don't want to touch the keystone pipeline. is this a lack of leadership or is this constant 24-7 campaign we are always in that is a by product of this media world with the technology moving and they are getting more power? >> a sign of the times. you look at the level of partisanship and the media that exists, this is again, i can't emphasize enough, we are living in unprecedented times. the productivity is really bad. the potential good news is they can pass a lot of this stuff next year. the congress doesn't end until 2014. we will see what they do next year. >> it's harder in an election year and with all the upgrades we had, it brought congress to a screeching halt. too many people had too many things for all sorts of stuff. fascinating. much more ahead
FOX
Dec 4, 2013 5:00am PST
on the immigration status of a relative of president obama. why many legal experts say the decision was completely by the book. >>> good morning. traffic is doing pretty well if you are driving through on westbound 24. you can see traffic continues to look good all the way through the tunnel. we will tell you where the traffic is slowing down now. >>> its a layers kind of day. you might want to have multiple layers. how cold will it get? and are we looking at low snow levels? i'll have the details coming up. i want you to know stuff i want you to be kind. i want you to be smart. super smart. i want one thing in a doctor. i want you to be handsome. i want you to be awesome. i don't want you to look at the chart before you say hi...david. i want you to return my emails. i want you to keep me doing this for another sixty years. at kaiser permanente, we want you to choose the doctor that's right for you. find your perfect match at kp.org and thrive. and why can you move the tv out here? the wireless receiver. i got that when i switched to u-verse. but why? because it's so much better than cable. it's
SFGTV
Dec 8, 2013 10:30pm PST
about mrs. moedz anonymous to the immigrant but to san francisco. i only had an opportunity to meet with phil and i was very optimistic because i know how hard he worked and i i know about some of his ideas for this particular commission he will bring a missing voice. the gaps in this particular commission include the youth gap. he's not as young as i am - i'm kidding with that - he brings a prospective that seen always one of the gaps that is missing and i look at this commission and look at it how incredibly diverse s it is and how you have some really credible people. i came here concerned about the residency waiver and the attendance. i was definitely looking at mario he has incredible kre78d he credentials and below p blew me away with his presentation. it would be easier to appointed someone i know like phil who i actually had a had an to know he worked for me in my office he's hardworking and a great person and would do an incredible job but it's hard for me not to support the continuance of those candidates that are applying particularly with mel have a she wants one more te
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 9:00pm EST
minister nick clegg questions from members of the house of commons. questions were on british immigration policy and rising energy prices. as the session began, the deputy prime minister offered condolences to those who died in a helicopter crash in glasgow. this is about 35 minutes. >> order, questions for the prime minister, julie elliott. asked to apply -- i have been asked to apply -- as i was saying, i have been asked to reply on behalf of my rifle friend, the prime minister, who has been visiting china. the whole house wishes to join me in offering condolences to the family and friends of those who have been killed following the helicopter crashed in glasgow on friday evening. our thoughts also with those who are injured at this difficult time. yesterday andsite i would like to pay tribute on behalf of the whole house to the outstanding response and bravery of all the emergency services involved in what were extremely demanding circumstances. this morning, i had a meeting with my ministerial colleagues and others. i shall have further such meetings later today. >> may i associate my
FOX Business
Dec 4, 2013 7:00pm EST
want to see a gop president again, they must sign on to immigration reform. good news for amnesty advocate. speaker boehner hiring a high-profile adviser that is well known for helping senator john mccain passed amnesty and speaker boehner telling several business individuals that he will start holding immigration votes after the deadline for the 2014 midterm. so maybe we have a sense of what we can expect. you don't have to tell the chamber of commerce that the speaker is working to enact immigration reform. donohue issued everyone that speaker boehner would do exactly that. we will find out. we are back with monica, matt, and david. let's begin with you. we are calling for a recall. >> sooner or later you face your reality and you don't see upward mobility. whatever it is, if you see no future, you don't want to stay home forever home forever and be vacated as a bartender while your parents paid 80,000 foreign education. that is the reality that the me millennial space. and no matter what people want to call obama or his policies if you don't see upward mobility, you can't have
PBS
Dec 2, 2013 11:00am PST
similar to the nazis whose members mainly target immigrants upon receiving such orders. the topography sucks. that so far. it is located in a special day dana. despite the religious attacks and immigrants who condones popularity has seen a surge in recent polls amid rising illegal immigration from the middle east europe spring. if greece were to hold elections golden dawn could potentially come as the third largest party in parliament . three militants killed by israeli security forces last week belonged to an al qa'ida linked terror group in which a team spirit council has said on its website. new claims raise concerns in the west bank of rising jihadist activity which has already been established in the gaza strip for more than a decade. the organizations said in a statement. we announced to the nation to its late nights with the grace of going beyond the only team to play for has attained a foothold in the west bank of everyone had tried to report every six months. israeli security agency shin bet did not specify feel that it's killed what else they demand this quilt in a statement
PBS
Dec 3, 2013 10:30am PST
homepage. according to the label is a station here in london's chinatown immigration officials would visit each series him once or twice a week but it wasn't for the frames. that is just one of the restaurants and great saves by the uk border agency. this election. it's after the rush to enjoy new venue with a friend or family saloon before the office parking lot i can rest in the know what's going on and on the one kind of style when asked if he was accosted us and they don't know what's happening. in or near the tipping cushioned by the scholars who may know i can buy them so the uk border agency in states that any immigration sexy carries out looking for a needle black kids were always intended since that's the difference is obvious the mystery say they need the procedure is one fine day during the raids in fact some of the intended result in any address more than that. but the frequency of heart is heavy handedness of the immigration officials see you on the side and the chain rule of the business has been shot down in protest against what they set with discrimination from the uk borde
PBS
Dec 3, 2013 5:00pm PST
regime according to the local association hearing on since china's town. immigration officials would visit each series him once or twice a week but it wasn't for the frames. that is just one of the restaurants and great saves by the uk border agency this election. it's such a nerd. rush from enjoying new venue with a friend a family saloon uniformed people of this parking lot until the seventy know what's going on and on the one hundred style. when asked if he was a cost of this and they don't know what's happening. in or near the tipping cushioned by the scholars who may know i can find themselves in the uk border agency in states that any immigration checks it carries out looking for a needle black has always been spotted since that's the difference is obvious the mystery say they need the procedure is one fine day during their breaks in fact some of the intended result in any unrest wants them at that. but the frequency and or politics. the handedness of the immigration officials see you on precedents that the chain rule of the business has been shot down in protest against what t
PBS
Dec 6, 2013 11:00am PST
immigrants to become german citizens to hold onto their passports the rule has been a heavy burden or injuries more than three million strong turkish community which surfaced during the postwar boom when germany was in need of extra laborers many of the children are reluctant to weaken ties with their own way. they are journeys incoming government is pledging to put an end to the requirement for german born children of immigrant parents to select one nationality before the twenty third birthday. foreigners are able to apply for german citizenship after legally reside in the country for eight years later forced to give up their old nationality the turkish community overwhelmingly muslim present unique challenges for a country like germany which lacks a repudiation of welcoming immigrants but now needs them to make up for declining birth rates merkel's conservatives are still refusing to grant dual citizenship for all people those who were once forced into choosing one passport before the new law comes into play will not be able to apply that to get a second one. i had to leave the m
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2013 2:00am PST
to get things done. like immigration, like a lot of things in implementing fully obama care? >> to me there's an interesting thing here of what comes between those two points. if you look at the speech he gave on economic justice wednesday, clearly the president has big ideas, has a big agenda. he's not done with that. these are things he's discussed from the very beginning since he began running in 2007. to me what was interesting in watching your interview yesterday was when he talked about republicans. it's not he's completely resigned to the obstructionism, that they've presented, but i didn't get a sense of a lot of fight. he talked about being persistent. but i think if he wants to rally those segments that robert talked about and he referred to at the interview, he has to be concrete in what he's asking people to rally behind. take some of these grand ideas that he talked about on wednesday that he's talked about before whether it's raising the minimum wage, expanding head start to get investment going. whatever he talked about, he has more credibility now with these new employ
CSPAN
Dec 1, 2013 9:30pm EST
positive. immigration. it is a positive moment for you -- i think. it is a positive moment for you. >> that is a pretty short list. >> this was really positive. you talk about being positive on something like immigration reform. i am not saying that pathway to citizenship or pathway to legalization, but you just talked about the need for our party to be compassionate. we needed to be compassionate and you got absolutely killed for saying that. i will even go a step further. mitt romney decided that he needed to lurch his four-one extremist and it ended up killing us. how do we win that hardware, not only at the governor's mansion but also in debate like that? how do we as a party do more of a positive message? >> i think you are right, joe and mary will agree with this as well. historically, republicans have talked with their mind. we like to dump all the statistics out there. we are the number one state for job creation or the number one this for that. we pitch all of these cold and sterile facts out. what maybe a better way to message this is that being the number one job creatin
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 7:00am PST
of minimum wage, the issue of jobs. you know, we still have -- >> overall economy, immigration. >> exactly right. but trust me, it's just going to be all about health care, health care, health care. and that's really a shame of the and then just one other point -- >> and those people we should say who are out there in various congressional districts, obviously particularly the tough congressional districts, there's nothing they can do about it. >> there's nothing they can do about it, but another point i wanted to make is i've been critical of president obama on a number of issues. but however anybody feels about obama care, it is the law of the land and it really bothers me that the republican party really wants this thing to fail. and i just don't think it's in anyone's interests for this whole thing to collapse in a heap. that's really a shame. >> interesting over the weekend, e.j., cardinal dolan was on "meet the press" and he said catholic bishops have been huge supporters of universal health care but obviously they didn't agree with the mandates for hospitals to cover birth control.
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 12:00pm PST
a little bit to another economic policy imperative for the president, immigration reform. i've been wondering, are we going to be able to get immigration reform through the next term? actually, our loan luke russert asked john boehner just that. let's take a look. >> i've been committed to it. i'm stil committed to it. >> are you confident it will be done in 2014? >> i've learned not to make a lot of predictions. >> luke russert on the case. one of the things that gives me some hope is john boehner's hired a new policy adviser. normally you'd say, oh, he hired a new adviser, who cares? this person seems to matter in this conversation. rebecca talent comes from the bipartisan policy center's immigration task force. she was john mccain's chief of staff. she's worked on the hill in terms of immigration reform for a long time. she knows d.c.. she's a smart and sober voice, which signals to me that maybe john boehner is getting a little bit more serious about immigration reform than he's been in the past. >> yeah, i mean, i kind of feel like john boehner has been fairly serious about it
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 4:00pm PST
hopes to get a governoring majority in both houses where he's able to get things done. like immigration, like a lot of things in implementing fully obama care? >> to me there's an interesting thing here of what comes between those two points. if you look at the speech he gave on economic justice wednesday, clearly the president has big ideas, has a big agenda. he's not done with that. these are things he's discussed from the very beginning since he began running in 2007. to me what was interesting in watching your interview yesterday was when he talked about republicans. it's not he's completely resigned to the obstructionism, but i didn't get a sense of a lot of fight. he talked about being persistent. but i think if they want to rally -- and he referred to it. he has to be concrete in what he's to rally behind. take some of these grand ideas that he talked about on wednesday that he's talked about before whether it's raising the minimum wage, expanding head start to get investment going. he has more credibility now with these new employment numbers and making it concrete. sending bill
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 10:00pm EST
engaged in the agenda. >> three things the president wanted to see, immigration reform, a farm bill, and a budget. about to leave. any sort of timetable on those. is there any way to get those. or is it an ongoing process. talked about budget negotiations that are under way. and when it comes to the farm effort the -- and the to pass comprehensive the ration reform, president believes the congress should act and can act as soon as possible and can act right away, the house could, when it comes to these issues. bill. farm >> it couldn't -- >> that's a shame if that's the case. they're not gone yet. they ought to do something etween now and their departure that could signal to the the casepeople that in of a farm bill that we have all the necessary elements of that important legislation taken care tural behalf of our agricul sector as well as on behalf of americans who depend on food and nutrition assistance. and when it comes to comprehensive immigration reform. conservatives have said in the past that there are many things about comprehensive immigration reform that conservatives
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 2:00pm EST
2014 budget. the farm bill. and immigration reform. reaching across the aisle has become more and more difficult and principled compromise seems like a mountain too tall to climb. this morning, i have the honor of introducing two national leaders who can hopefully help shed some light on how our legislative colleagues in washington, d.c. and the white house might be able to come together and find solutions to our nation's critical problems. let me begin with governor huntsman. he began his public service as a staff assistant to ronald reagan. he has since served four u.s. presidents in critical roles, including u.s. ambassador to singapore, deputy assistant secretary of commerce for asia, u.s. trade ambassador and most recently, u.s. ambassador to china. twice elected as utah's governor, he brought about strong economic reforms, tripled the state's rainy day fund, and helped bring unemployment rates to historic lows. in his tenure, utah was named the best state in america and the best state in which to do business. he serves as co-chair of no labels with u.s. senator joe masden. it's w
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 2:30pm EST
from food to raise awareness of the need for a bipartisan remedy for our broken immigration -- immigration system. support for the fasters is growing. like many in the united states -- in the u.s. they want to find a solution for immigrant families living in this great country that they call home. we can all agree it's time to modernize our immigration laws. fixing what is broken will not be an easy task but it will bring benefits to our nation which can be strengthened and reinvigorated by those hardworking individuals. i encourage my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to reach across one another, begin a conversation and resolve this issue. we can work together to secure our bordered and honor the rule of law while addressing the problems in our immigration system with solutions that reflect our american principles. thank you, mr. speaker, and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from california seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and
FOX News
Dec 3, 2013 7:00pm PST
. for example on immigration law, we call it the morton memos. the president has ordered ice not to enforce clear immigration law and then made up work permits out of thin air. there are about five different constitutional violations there. under obama care, he extended the employer mandate for a year, even though the law says shall commence in each month there after through december 2013. he extended the individual mandate, stretched it out. now the small package plans, he declared the senate to not be in session, to make his recess appointments, and the constitution says that the senate shall make its own rules. that is just some of the violations we have. it is a long list from this president, an uber president with no respect or little respect for the constitution itself, sean. >> all right, so you have a president re-writing laws at a whim. and he is not using the traditional historical checks and balances and separation of powers. then he is re-writing laws and enforcing other laws. then he decides, well, i don't care if you're in session or not. congressman, what do you think? any ot
FOX News
Dec 8, 2013 9:00am PST
challenges whether fiscal, immigration, fixing the health care bill. whatever it is, american people want answers, solutions. you can play the party game, political fight, it ends up blowing up in your face. republicans if you look head to head suffer more of the criticism. that's just the fact and reality. >> the president has done divisive politics and deflection and some in your party have done race-baiting. you are right, chris, they want solutions. they don't want politics, they want policy. people are tired of living paycheck to paycheck losing their homes. some people can't get a job. >> how do we get there, angela? what do you do in washington? >> if you continue to have partisanship, you're going to have a lame duck president. i believe midterm elections, gop has a grand opportunity to reach out to those pop that have suffered the most. they can take over the house and senate if they do grassroots advocacy, if the tea party and party establishment would join as one we have a grand opportunity. >> chris, last word. >> a lot of this is going to fall on republicans come midterms, wh
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Dec 4, 2013 11:00pm PST
it be immigration, marijuana, mandatory minimum, the aca, what is the remedy for the legislative branch. >> the next recourse, the word that we don't like to say. >> we've also talked about the i word, impeachment, which i don't think would get past the senate in the current climate. am i missing anything? is there anything else we can do? >> there's the guy. how, i think i'm watching buffalo bob and the peanut gallery. i'm too old not to remember that stuff. but let me ask you this. that guy, let's not forget his providence. he was the guy on this show not too long ago who said i will not say the president was legitimately elected president. i gave him three shots at that baby, and he wouldn't do it. he's also illegitimate. i don't know if you can impeach a guy that was not there legitimately. >> and he is on record now saying that the house would vote to impeach this president if they were allowed to have this vote, and he said what else can we do? what's our remedy? well, there really isn't one. so they can have one of these show hearing. yeah, it's an impeachment hearing. >> they're stymied by t
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Dec 7, 2013 3:00am PST
his endorsement here. obviously he's an incredible friend. spoke here about immigration. i always have a wonderful interaction with the young people here. they're doing a great job. >> well, let's play "hardball". >> let's do it. >> you have a great audience, college-aged students and some faculty. there's resistance among young people to enrolling in the exchanges and taking responsibility for their health care. what's your argument why they should do that? >> well, first of all, i understand why people would be resistant to going on a website that wasn't working right. take a look for yourself. most college students, because of the law, can't stay on their parents's plan. and your first job where you don't have full health insurance benefits may mean that you stay on your parents's plan a little bit longer. but at some point, say when you turn 26, if you're between jobs or you've got a passion, you want to start a business and you're not going to have health insurance, this gives you the opportunity to get high quality health insurance. and for most people under 30 it's probably goin
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 9:00am PST
a longer budget, even if a tiny budge so they can get back to talking about immigration. immigration advocates want a budget deal so maybe they can move on from talking about immigration reform or talking about the farm bill, which is hugely important. we haven't really heard a lot about it. >> to your point, an interesting number, in paul ryan's original budget which everyone decried as incredibly conservative budget, the expected spending in 2014 was 1.09 trillion. we will end up with about $1 trillion if wets a deal, less than the original paul ryan budget. the debate has clearly been shifted. paul ryan had different assets delivering more to defense, nondiscretionary but clearly in a place where what we value as increased spending is relative to where we were incredibly low. >> robert, the president has been on a messaging campaign about fairness. his i thought great to osawatomie. >> potato potato. >> also an extension of the knox college speech in 2007. >> these are the themes, i think, of his presidency. also going into the second half of the second term and they couldn't come
FOX
Dec 4, 2013 6:00am PST
judge ruled on the immigration status of president obama's uncle. the uncle made no comments either. he was facing possible deportation back to kenya but the court ruled he will be allowed to stay here in the u.s. even though he's been living for almost 50 years illegally here in the u.s.. his record shows he arrived in this country on a student visa in 1963 and never left. despite being ordered to go back home in 1991. he became publicly known when he was arrested for drunk driving in 2011. >> i think this arrest in the long run is really good for him because now he got to stay and with a green card and become a citizen and get to retire in america. >> legal experts say the judge appeared to rule on this case strictly by the book. u.s. immigration policy allows immigrants to become permanent residents if they came to this country before 1972 and they have good moral character. >>> the richmond city council gave unanimous approval to smokers using electronic cigarettes in enclosed public spaces. e-cigarettes use batteries to heat a liquid that contains nicotine. supporters say they make
NBC
Dec 3, 2013 4:00pm EST
. these activists are demanding immigration reform now. today religious and political leaders joined them for a rally to draw attention to the issue. >> these are our brothers and sisters are part of our human family. there's nothing illegal or alien about any human being. >> on friday, president obama and the first lady visited the striking activists. the president told them immigration reform is still on his agent. the senate passed a sweeping immigration reform bill in june but the overhaul stalled in the house. >>> nice weather out there today. temperatures warmer than they have been. >> are they going to stay that way? don't think so, right veronica? >> at least for today. we are walking it back a bit. we are going to like tomorrow at least. the temperatures, again, a big warm up for today. let me show you how mild it is walking around without a coat. some of us without a jacket today with the temperatures in the 50s throughout the area. some of our warmest spots down here, you folks throughout southern areas of prince george's county, charles county, stafford county, 55 degrees in s
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Dec 1, 2013 11:40pm EST
before the attack on marcelo, they attacked another immigrant who was a naturalized u.s. citizen from columbia who have been here for more than 30 years, hector. he was working in a restaurant and was walking home and they attacked him. he ran to a house called the lights went on and he was saved. they went on and be found and killed the lucero. no one asked him where are you from, what language do you speak. it was just based on appearance. it's a very, very complicated thing and very scary issue. but i think i'm going to stop. i am all talked out. thank you so much and we can keep this conversation going. thanks so much for being here. [applause] >>> here's a look at some of the best-selling nonfiction books according to "the wall street journal." this reflects sales as of november 17. >>> the author you may not have heard of but you might have seen his work is kevin kallaugher, the editorial cartoonist for the economist. how did you come up with the idea of putting all of your work into a book? >> this year celebrated my 35th year with the economist magazine. i thought this would b
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Dec 7, 2013 11:00pm EST
plated of america the beautiful and the immigration officer said it will she was not what it is which is the star spangled banner, but i'm afraid that's one wrong. you've only got nine more chances. a distinct possibility vimy denied permission. and then was one man. complicated story helicon about. they have not talked to people to take the oath on the after deck of the u.s.s. constitution which is this wonderful sailing vessel, the oldest commission water should actually in the world. nelson's victory. but this one does. so the of was performed on independence day 2011 during a hot day. it was just magical an incredibly moving paid have to say. i've never seen an immigration ceremony, all people who suddenly were free to do with their waste. and they can vote. they had no fear of arrest. all of it. it was wonderful. the judges on the end was as remarkable woman who has now become a great personal friend. i have lunch with her. she is called marion bolar. she was the judge at the moment in charge of the boston america to the boston marathon bombing case. when that yemen will cut she
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Dec 7, 2013 2:00am EST
because i don't have to ask for your favors any more. if you look at what you did on immigration reform and on energy just to mention a couple and your election returns you would have to say you are probably a textbook example of what happens when you get out and try to do the right thing. drawing from a broader coalition of supporters and able to get things done in the end and you have a legacy you can look to. it is more than just rhetoric and textbook theory. some of you have actually put it in practice. you should be proud of what you have done and i know that you have put it in practice, too. i didn't mean to embarrass you kurt. i wanted to point that out as a real world example of what we are talking about. >> just a couple of minutes left. any members of the audience that would like to pose a question? we have senator ward from hawaii. gene you're up. >> can we come visit? >> yeah, aloha! >> that is what -- hawaii is unique obviously not orange only because of its terrain but its political history consideration we have a super majority blue. i'm in the house of 51. my caucus is s
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 6:00am EST
to pander. i don't have to ask for your favors here, curt. but if you look at what you did on immigration reform and on energy, just to mention a couple, and your election returns, you would have to say in a you're probably a textbook example of what happens when you get out the do the right thing. you're actually able to get things done in the end and have a legacy to look to. it's more than just rhetoric and textbook theory. some have put it in practice and you should be proud of what you've done and i know curt's put it in practice. i didn't mean to embarrass you but i wanted to put that out there as a real world example. >> we just have a couple minutes left. are there any members of the audience who would like to pose a question? we have senator ward from hawaii. gene, you're up. >> can we come visit? >> aloha. but hawaii is unique, obviously not only because of its terrain but because of its political history. we have super majority. i'm in the house of 51. my caucus is seven. in the senate there's one republican and 24 democrats. what are some insights i can bring back? i really li
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Dec 2, 2013 1:00pm PST
engaged in a hunger strike on the national mall in pursuit of comprehensive immigration reform. a day later, it was a nod to the economy. the president promoting small business saturday by gift shopping at a local washington bookstore with the first daughters. and maybe it's the holiday season, but in an interview with abc's barbara walters on friday night, the president was downright optimistic, despite the fact -- despite facing the grinch-like poll numbers of his presidency. saying, quote, the good thing when you're down is usually you've got nowhere to go but up. let's get right to our panel here in new york, msnbc political analyst, jonathan alder, and in washington, msnbc analyst and former rnc chairman, michael steele. and who is never grinchly, michael steele. >> no, never. >> in the spirit of the holiday season, i would like you to tell us, as we're 11 or 12 days before the next recess, what have the republican members of congress, other than throwing a lot of shade at healthcare.gov, what have they fliaccomplished 2013? >> not a lot. that's obvious. this congress has done ve
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Dec 3, 2013 9:00am PST
or rejected including but not limited to comprehensive immigration reform which passed the senate over five months ago ending employment discrimination, which more than two-thirds of the country supports and a farm bill which the house gop used to slash food assistance by $40 billion and therefore assured its demise. so far the likelihood of a budget deal is anybody's guess as house budget chair paul ryan told "politico," we're talking but it's premature to say anything now. if the parties fail to reach a deal. or more likely if house republicans reject a deal, the government will again shut down on january 15th. and less than a month later on february 7th, the economic bomb that is the debt ceiling is set to go off. i can't believe i have to say both of those things again. with all of this hanging over his head speaker john boehner channeled his newman, what me, worry? approach to congressional deadlines. speaking before the break boehner seems completely nonplussed he provides over the least productive congress since world war ii. >> listen, we have a very divided country and a very divid
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Dec 4, 2013 3:00pm PST
wage. how about focusing on that? 77% want a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. there's a priority you should focus on. and nearly one year after the newtown tragedy, 89% support background checks. earth to speaker boehner. those are the people's priorities. joining me now is congressman jim mcdermott, democrat from washington. thanks for coming on the show tonight. >> good to be here, al. >> they are holding hearings on aliens with just seven workdays left in this year. what do you make of that, congressman? >> well, it's amazing to watch them while away the hours doing nothing. not only did they have a hearing on that. today they had another hearing on health care, trying to destroy the affordable care act. they still want to destroy it. >> wow. >> they don't want anything for the people. they aren't doing anything about unemployment benefits. milk is going to go to $6 a gallon if they don't pass the farm bill. there's all kinds of things that need to be done. and what are they thinking about? what's out millions of miles in space. it makes no sense at all. >> but to
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Dec 5, 2013 8:00pm PST
. obviously he was an incredible friend and spoken here about immigration and so i just always had a wonderful interaction here with the young people. >> let's play "hardball." you have graduate students here and faculty. there's a resistance among the young people to enrolling in the exchanges and getting involved in taking responsibility for their health care. what's your argument of why they should do that. >> first of all, i understand why people were resistant about going on a website that wasn't working right. fortunately, because of some very hard work, we've now got it to the point where for the vast majority of people it's working well. and my message to young people is, take a look for yourself. the truth is that most college-aged students, because of the law, can stay on their parents' plan and that may be the best deal for them and we've already insured three million people. and your first job where you don't have full health insurance benefits may mean that you stay on your parents' plan a little bit longer. but at some point, let's say when you turn 26, if you're between jobs or
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Dec 6, 2013 1:00pm PST
endorsement here. and obviously, he was an incredible friend and spoken here about immigration. and so i just always have a wonderful interaction with the young people here. they're doing a great job. >> well, let's play "hardball." >> let's do it. >> you have a great audience here of college-age people and graduate students and faculty. there is resistance there, seen it in polls to enrolling in the exchanges and to get involved in taking responsibility for their health care. what's your argument why they should do that. >> first of all, i understand why people would have been resistant to go on a website that wasn't working right. and fortunately, because of some very hard work, we have now got it to the point where for the vast majority of people, it's working well. and my message to young people is take a look for yourself. the truth is that most college-age students, because of the law, can stay on their parents' plan. and that may be the best deal for them. we have already insured about 3 million people. ask your first job where you don't have full health insurance benefits may mean tha
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Dec 8, 2013 1:00pm PST
in detroit. >> i completely agree with that. let's talk about immigration reform. and the latino community. again, i'm just going down their list. so, you know. so john boehner on november 14th says, we have no intention of ever going to conference on the senate bill. he even, you know, kind of brushed off those two sweet, precious girls who are trying to talk to him while he was having his breakfast. the one person,on than, who had made some inroads, i think you had wrote about this, was chris christie. this week he had a major change of heart, didn't he? >> yes. it was the week after thanksgiving. it was late november. chris christie won re-election in new jersey by winning 51% of the latino vote. and how did he get that vote? by campaigning on -- by saying he would sign the new jersey version of the dream act. he had lots of people, latinos, on record as saying i voted for him because of this. and then sometime around november 27th, on a radio show, he was asked about this. he said, well, i -- i don't favor the senate version of this bill. i don't favor it. all the sudden you're like, w
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Dec 5, 2013 9:30am PST
from asian caucus that have done work to support immigration reform. we have so many young people that came to the i see at a young age from a convolute process don't have the same access because of their jobs in the country. they've been courageus about how they can access higher education. and i want to recognize hospitality house jamming i didn't changing is our executive director. when people ask me how we're addressing homelessness in the center it's by hospitality house. one that people go to and they have an arts center. by supporting those organizations it's going to be a wonderful partnership. and seeing people how to golf is a wonderful wonderful thing thank you. again and i want to present this accomodation on the part of the board of supervisors to the d g in our start up incubator where you're beginning our start up we what to thank you for this opportunity for the ribbon cutting (clapping.) thank you very much >> thank you and welcome again. >> thank you (clapping.) thank you very much. okay. now moving on i'd like to ask an important guest to come to the stage h
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Dec 3, 2013 3:00pm PST
immigrant groups in many of these countries. >> actually, with our common belief -- on income that is not actually right, in terms of child poverty the u.s. is around the average, among many countries, it has a more diverse population but even if you account for all of those factors, you know, to take vietnam a country that is very -- has poverty and still it comes out better than the average. so quality is a challenge, but you can actually see some countries very good at moderating inequality and very good at helping disadvantaged students actually to excel, you see it in asia and sipping pore and japan, you see it in northern europe where you have children coming out of poverty, and the education system then assures those children get the best educational opportunities. >> these numbers are inevitably pounced upon by advocates of all kinds, right? once we know the .. results of the tests, can we therefore say policy x is the right way to go? policy y for any particular country? and i am thinking specifically of the u.s. here. we have these -- we have all kinds of discussi
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Dec 7, 2013 11:30am PST
with immigration and other things. and it's about an impression the white house has given that it's keeping this uncle at arm's length. but white house aides now say they weren't doing that. he's a 69-year-old man who works at a liquor store near boston and is now kuth up in the president's political migraine. the man's name called omar, the president's uncle. the boston globe previously cited the white house as saying the president and his uncle had never met. but the white house press secretary now says this -- >> the president said that he, in fact, had met omar obama when he moved to cambridge for law school and he stayed with him for a brief period of time until his -- the president's apartment was ready. >> reporter: in recent days the uncle said barack obama stayed with him for three weeks in the 1980s. why the differing accounts? >> back when this arose, folks looked at the record including the president's book and there was no evidence that they had met. >> reporter: jay carney says it was when he asked the president in person that the president acknowledged he had stayed with his
CSPAN
Dec 1, 2013 10:00pm EST
with a couple of sisters and my great-grandfather was german immigrants a and ohio state's 1926 even back then to be overwhelmed of the corporation's. and also one more thing, my father was part of that cycle of american history of the conservative serious locally every 30 years so he picked up the historical academic structures from my grandpa. >> they're all from the midwest so there was the therapy they brought to the east. debt was genetic civic given the current political climate but in the postwar years a strong conservative current of mccarthy of ohio. because they were witness there was the entirely different climate it did 15 seconds i will give a very remote part of south dakota that build a hydroelectric dam in the middle of nowhere at a store their expensive paid very good wages and change the lives of everybody who went through their. now coming back as doctors and engineers. of those courageous with the importance to get out and touch and feel what of those accounts that arthur gives it his accounts and was the side of the south. in the old lady it to be called to the egghea
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Dec 5, 2013 11:00am PST
's relevant now is it uncle was in immigration court this week, threatened with deportation to kenya. he is now staying here, though, we're told. gotten asylum and is staying here. the question was, back in 2011, "the boston globe," when this came about as a case, asked the white house about the nature of the relation. the white house said there was no record of them two meeting. now they're saying, since details came out, they lived together briefly when the president was in massachusetts for law school, at harvard, university. they lived together for about three weeks at that time. many years ago. here's jay carney. >> what i can tell you, ed -- thank you for the question -- is that back when this arose, folks looked at the record, including the president's book, and there was no evidence they had met. there was -- and that was what was conveyed. nobody spoke to the president. when omar obama said the other day, and there were reports he said the other day, that president obama, back when he was law school student, stayed with him in kim bridge. i thought it was right to ask him, and t
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Dec 8, 2013 12:00pm PST
of the problems with japan, for example, it doesn't take immigrants. so they don't attract the world's smallest individuals like we still do, although we're trying to keep them out. you agree with bret? >> you know, i really don't. let me give you two examples that's not really my example. it's their examples. switzerland and lick ken stein, this is what came out of these two countries. their administrators said, look, we are life specks in the world economy. we are just a teeny little country and we understand that we have to be better than most if we're going to compete. so what both of those countries have done is make the concerted effort to emphasize mathematics instruction. they take upwards of eight hours of math a week. and they have innovative program to teach it. they understand that their kids are going to have to know this stuff. they drill them. they discipline them and they succeed. it's not rocket science. and i think if our schools understood that they were in the same competitive pool that we would try to do the same sort of innovation and i will say one more thing. if the teac
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Dec 6, 2013 6:00pm PST
. but then mary herself had an immigration to australia and her colleagues men now than to allow suspects to lunch we don't say nothing compared to twelve people he said. he noted owing to what they believe to be on the gothic jobs that whatever the going with me and i don't need or it can mean the kind kind you can stream in the back. orange calmly steered twenty three years on as karen explains today the protest crew. we at sixty cents now and i know we stayed on strike so dark and we got our governments to change policy. i'm very proud of what we did even though at the time we were. he looked us as being absolute nut cases. and i am very free press and tasman nelson mandela when he came to our land was just it's this to cic and take. the this prior to this the basement and was granted the freedom of dublin to stand still standing at the mansion has been to african music running accross the capital. ut game. if i ate before. we want here. tea while. disappearing agents dominated the second day of his visits. the president of the african national congress we should not mistaken it for me. cheney.
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Dec 3, 2013 6:00am PST
as well. immigrate. thank you, regina. for those of you looking to contact these organizations, you can find their contact information in the program you should have picked up when you sign in. for those of you who are prospective entrepreneurs, if we could limit the acronyms and talk more about what those acronyms mean. >> sounds good. thanks, mark, virginia, and leader pelosi for putting on this event, and for all that she has done -- thanks mark, regina , and later pelosi. we have been able to access resources through the sba and the cdfi fund which helps get money to small businesses in this time of need. opportunity fund is not a bank or a government agency. we are an independent nonprofit organization with a mission to provide capital to working people to help them earn, say, and invest in the future. we focus primarily on businesses that are not yet bankable. most of our clients are themselves low or moderate income people or working in low or moderate income neighborhoods. but not exclusively. we will look at any business we think can bring about substantial community benefits.
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Dec 1, 2013 9:00pm EST
benefits to immigrants is wise and welcome. what lessons has my right hon. friend learned from the failures of the last labour government who, despite claiming that just 13,000 polish immigrants would arrive in the uk, deliberately allowed more than 1 million to come into our country? >> my hon. friend raises an important point. of course, there are benefits of free movement within the eu, but there should be proper transition controls. we increased the transition controls on bulgaria and romania from five years to seven years when we became the government, but it still absolutely baffles me why the last labour government decided in 2004 to have no transitional controls at all. they predicted 14,000 polish people would arrive to work in britain -- in the event, the number was over 700,000. it was a shameful dereliction of duty. >> the prime minister will be aware that the mayor of london, boris johnson, proposes to close nearly every single ticket office on the london underground network, with more than 700 jobs being lost. does the prime minister believe that that is the way to raise livin
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Dec 6, 2013 10:00am EST
or smaller things? >> the first thing i would actually like to see in congress is comprehensive immigration reform. i mean, if you look at what the senate did, there is a path there that a lot of people compromised on to create a path to citizenship plus ways of making sure that we take people out of the shadows, we grow our economy, and we make sure our borders are secure. and so first and foremost, the house of representatives needs to focus on that. and i was part of the fast for families yesterday. i have been arrested on the whole process of trying to get to immigration reform and whatnot. in terms of education, this is an issue. pre-k is an issue about showing whether results actually really matter and what the research actually really matters or whether the congress lives in an evidence-free zone. we have seen pre-k actually works to help level the playing field. the president has put a bill out there. the house of representatives actually have a bipartisan bill, that aligns in the house of representatives and the senate, the miller-harkin bill, that has two republicans from new york
FOX Business
Dec 9, 2013 1:00pm EST
the other, that is the real sticking point here. you have immigration. adam: the business community wants some sort of immigration bill to get through congress. any chance we would see this happening or would this be continued delay, delay, delay? >> this would be after the congress in january because it is too big. in order for immigration to succeed it will not be an ominous bill like we had with obamacare. we need incremental bills on immigration talk about security pathway to citizenship, taxation and those type of things in order for immigration bill to go forward. which comes first, the chicken or the egg? a pathway to citizenship. these are the things that have to be ironed out in the open. it also has to be incremental. it cannot be the obamacare 3000 page bill nobody reads. lori: the one risk factor every stock strategist and economist point to are the physical fights, the budget fights we continue to do month after month as the main risk for the market. a promising jobs report for november following the month in october. the market is on a tear, the biggest risk factor for the m
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Dec 9, 2013 3:00am PST
new report, president obama stacking his immigration enforcement office with proopen borders amnesty attorneys. are illegal immigrants getting a free pass thanks to the government? >> he was born a muslim. he read the bible and it changed his life forever. it cost him, his family and his freedom but he said it is worth it. that man's journey to christianity is coming up. ick with innovation. stick with power. stick with technology. get the new flexcare platinum from philips sonicare and save now. philips sonicare. what does that first spoonful taste likok. honey bunches of oats. ching! mmmm! mmmm! mmmm! wow! it's the oats. honey. yeah. honey bunches of oats. this is a great cereal. >>> let's hear, the deck is being stacked at the department of homeland security. a shocking media report, details the recent mass hiring of immigration lawyers. nearly all pro-amnesty. so even if the obama administration can't officially change immigration policy, these lawyers can help illegal immigrants stay in the country regardless of the law. joining us now is the author of that report, former d. o.j
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Dec 6, 2013 3:00pm EST
-care or immigration and if so, when? >> the answer to the question of when is for the last two years the president has put on the table of very aggressive jobs bill that would invest in our infrastructure, roads and bridges, a human capital to make sure people have skills they need to succeed, immigration reform is a job creator passing immigration reform. amazing to me how much better we could be doing if we could make sure we provide certainty in washington rather than manufactured crises. liz: the federal reserve watch you guys, they watch this number and tied it when they might taper or hike interest rates to the unemployment rates which thankfully people would say happily enough kicked down 0.3% to 7.zero. their level is 6.5. one might argue we are not exactly within spitting distance but close enough. how closely do you watch what the fed is doing? they are watching what the labor department and these numbers do. >> we watch with great interest but also respect the independence of the fed and they will make whatever decisions they make along the time lines that they make them. our focus is what
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Dec 3, 2013 6:00pm PST
policy areas such as immigration. really a key issue here. and unemployment rates as well. that's 2% above the national average. so, you know, to be fair, some of this, by the way, goes with the territory. some of the concern comes along with the obama administration. he's well into his second term. you know, for many he doesn't seem to have that zip, the spark he had during the first term. >> politics, there's always a string attached. the implications down the road, we'll look at the midterm elections next year and, of course, 2016. >> yeah, there could be big ones. the 2014 midterm elections could be costly for the democrats here, especially in state legislative races where you may remember they'll try to hold on to the very precious 2/3 majority which is neutralized republicans. also, with less enthusiasm among key constituencies, there will be a few congressional seats in play in northern california as well, like jerry mcnerney and john garamendi come to mind. critical seats for those folks. then there's the 2016 presidential election. the big one. with these numbers, republica
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Dec 2, 2013 8:00am PST
because it's excluding the undocumented immigrant and it's excluding the unborn baby, so we begin to bristle at that. and secondly we said, and wait a minute, we who are pretty -- we catholics who are kind of among the pros when it comes to providing health care do it because of our religious conviction and because of the dictates of our conscience and now we're being asked to violate some of those. so that's when we began to worry and drawback and say mr. president, please, you're really kind of -- you're really kind of pushing aside some of your greatest supporters here. >> congressman, as a catholic do you agree with that? the cardinal went on to say they have been on the front end of this, i think he threw out 1919, trying to get our government to take up what it means to have health care in this country. but do you think that catholic supporters are going to hear the cardinal there and say, you know what, maybe i don't think so highly of obama care. >> i just hope that all supporters of all faiths listen to the pope. i think he's the most terrific voice that i've heard in my
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 7:00am PST
's unilaterally ignoring immigration laws in many cases. >> let me bring in democratic strategist keith boykin and republican strategist, season d -- susan del percio. let me play a little more. >> we also talked about the "i" word, impeachment, which again i don't think would get past the senate in the current climate. am i missing anything? >> maybe the implication there being, susan, that it would get through the house. what are they trying to accomplish? most of these members of congress, it's not like they're in some district where they're threatened. it's not going to happen. it's ridiculous from a legal perspective. so what are they doing? >> well, it's like 2007-2008 all over again. dennis kucinich, which could step in for that exotic member of congress that they refer to as a republican in today's story by dana milbank did the same exact thing. they had a list of 35 impeachable things they wanted to charge president obama with. the congress did sending it to the judiciary committee. here's what's important. nancy pelosi as speaker decided not to bring it forward because she knew there
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 4:00pm PST
endorsement here. obviously he was an incredible friend and had spoken here about immigration. i always have a wonderful interaction with the young people here. they're doing a great job. >> well, let's play "hardball." >> let's do it. >> you have a great audience here of college age people and graduate students an faculty. there's some resistance out there among young people. have seen it in the polls to enrolling in the exchanges and get involved in taking responsibility for their health care. what's your argument why they should do that? >> well, first of all, i understand why people would have been resistant to going on a website that wasn't working right. and fortunately because of some very hard work, we've now got it to the point where for the vast majority of people it's working well. and my message to the young people is take a look for yourself. the truth is that most college-aged students because of the law can stay on their parents' plan and they may be the best deal for them. we've already insured about 3 million people. and your first job where you don't have full health insura
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 11:00pm PST
announced his endorsement here. obviously he was an incredible friend and spoke in here about immigration. so i just have a wonderful interaction with the young people here. they're doing a great job. >> let's play "hardball." >> let's do it. >> you have a college age group and faculty. you have young people taking responsibility for their health care. what's your argument why they should do that. >> first of all, i understand why people would be resistant to going on a website that wasn't working right. and fortunately because of some very hard work we've thousand got it to the point where for the vast majority of people it's working well. my message to the young people is take a look yourself. most college age students, because of the law can stay on their parents' plan, and that hey be the best deal for them. and we've already insured about 3 million people. and your first job where you don't have full health insurance benefits may mean that you stay on your parents' plan a little bit longer. but at some point, let's say when you turn 26, if you're between jobs or you've got a passion,
CNN
Dec 2, 2013 3:30pm PST
for immigration. am i wrong? >> the next time i do this showing i'm bringing a couple hundred bills to show you. >> on the still his, the economic is in fact growing, jobs are being added. this republican party is a lot different than the one you ran, speaker gingrich. republicans back then were actually bringing why is to the table. >> let's do everything we can do derail them. >> my friend here, you guys tortured him, tried to demonize him every day, every second, so don't fall for that. >> i was in high school. >> not you. >> presidents can recover. usually if they get in deep trouble, they recovered by getting a new team. your former boss, mr. gibbs, who just had a great weekend in the auburn victory. he said something very clear today about what ought to be happening. i think we should -- >> i do think it will be inexplicable if somebody involved in the creation of the website doesn't get fired. >> so, you know the team. if you were there right now, who would you recommend gets spared? >> well, the way you phrase that question -- [ laughter ] >> i'm making the serious point, this is a -- b
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 2:00pm PST
beast. his parents were immigrants to the united states from south africa. also with us, cnn political commentator, the republican strategist, ana navarro. peter, i will start with you. you wrote a very compelling article. i will put a line up on the screen because i want you to explain to our viewers what you meant. as with dr. martin luther king, it is this subversive aspect of mandela's legacy that is most in danger of being erased as he enters america's pantheon of sanitized moral icons but it is precisely the aspect that americans most badly need. tell us what's being left out of mandela's story today. >> for most of his life as an activist against apartheid, the united states government was supportive of south africa's apartheid regime because they were our allies in the cold war. we have been taught since the cold war by politicians that have said it again and again that the cold war was simply a struggle for freedom in which we were on the side of the angels and the soviet union was on the side ofevil. the soviet union was an evil regime but there is another story of the cold w
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 11:30am EST
're going to need strong application of anti-discrimination laws, we need immigration reform that gross the any and takes people out of the shadows. we're going to need targeted initiatives to close those gaps. [ applause ] >> but -- but here is an important point, the decade's long shifts in the economy have hurt all groups, poor and middle class inner city and rural folks, men and women, and americans of all races, and as a consequence some of the social patterns that contribute to declining mobility, that were once attributed to the urban poor, that's a particular problem for the inner city. single parent households or you know drug abuse or -- it turns out now we're seeing that pop up everywhere. a new study shows that disparities in education, mental health, obesity, absent fathers, isolation from church, isolation from community groups, these gaps are now as much about growing up rich or poor as they are about anything else. the gap in test scores between poor kids and wealthy kids is now at nearly twice what it is between white kids and black kids. kids with working class parents
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 7:30pm EST
the unborn, also the poor and the -- those are the marginalized immigrants. so this cuts across a lot of different terrain and really is not just about a challenge to one political party or another. it's a challenge to all political parties. and to everybody that votes. his challenge is to really say, what is it really mean to be a christian and how am i going to take those values and make a difference to make this society and this world a better more peaceful more just place. >> so john the church may not be intentionally political but it most certainly has a political impact and the pope certainly has a political impact in the u.s. what do you see the downstream effect being of his influence and charisma in the u.s. in >> i think this pope speaks with real authenti authenticity. the comments that he's making right now on capitalism and the need to regulate our markets in a prudent way go back a very long way. and as father said that's traditional church teaching really -- >> i have to stop you john right there, thanks to our guests this evening, we will see the rest of you online. >
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 7:00pm EST
lower pray, fewer hours happen that was one big issue. we have had a million or so immigrants come here every year. so we are having an influx of lower wage earners. but you can't talk about income, without talking about stagnant wages. is stagnant medium incomes we are seeing. >> . >> and that's a drag on economy, if the people at the lower end, don't have money they can spend on small businesses. >> yes, exactly. that's a circumstance lat effect that is happening. a lot of folks tend to stay in the same place. if they are on the lower end they tend to stay on that lower end. >> what should the gov do about it? >> this many things. the president talked about obama-care, is his signature measure. be uh there's many other things we talk about every national election we have, these things come up. things like universal prek, unemployment benefits, ebbing panning those. >> expanding the social safety nets so people at the lower end have more, what about people at the top that have gotten much of the wealth? should we be taxing them more? >> that's a very important part. now if you look at
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 7:00am EST
mccain's top aides on immigration. she is now going to be part of the office and advising him on immigration. do you think that is a positive sign? guest: a positive sign. we have more than 11 million undocumented individuals who live in this country who should be part of the mainstream to the extent we can create a pathway to citizenship, that is tough is tough butthat fair, that make sure people can pursue gainful employment and make sure no one has a serious criminal record. you have 11 million undocumented immigrants. you can engage in mass deportation. the status quote is unacceptable. or you can pursue copperheads of immigration reform. that is the course that is most effective. host: do you agree with the president? is the course that is most appropriate. >> do you agree with the president when he says that the only way to get it done is by step-by-step? the day, ind of think it is important for a bill to be brought to the floor of the house of representatives and frost to find something that can be passed at conference committee. for talking with us. the houses in earl
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 4:00pm EST
announcements today. >> the president said he wanted to see immigration reform, health care reform, and a budget. is there a timetable on those? is there a way to get those or is this an ongoing process? >> we talked about the button aggressions that are underway. the effort toto pass conference of immigration reform, the president believes the congress can act and should act as soon as possible. they can act right away, thousand could, when it comes to these issues. they are not gone yet. they ought to do something between now and their departure that could signal to the american people, in the case of have allbill, that we of the necessary elements of that important legislation taken up -- taking care of on behalf of americans who depend on food and efficient assistance. and when it comes to conference of immigration reform, as i've said in the past, and conservatives have said in the past, there are many things that conservatives could make a strong case for, including strong economic growth, including bringing people out of the shadows and making sure that they get to the back of the line in
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 12:00pm EST
, immigration. needless to say, for a period of time, this will obviously involve israeli participation. it has to. but there also have to be objective standards by which we measure performance. the former police commissioner in boston, ed davis, who is widely respected in the law- enforcement community, was in the west bank in august offering his strategic counsel. we will work with this as professionally as anybody has ever done. we will not leave things to chance. there is a serious responsibility that comes with statehood. and i have shared that notion with my friends in the west bank, and they take it seriously. they do. it will take time to train, build, equip, and test palestinian institutions to ensure that they are capable of protecting palestinian citizens. their primary responsibility is that. and also preventing their territory from being used for attacks on israel. now, i have heard all the arguments. we pulled out of lebanon. look what we got. we got rockets. we pulled out of gaza. look what we got. we got rockets. yeah, we did, but we also didn't settle any of the issues. unilate
LINKTV
Dec 4, 2013 5:00am PST
said the government shows support for the actions. ndp have called for the end of immigration and german citizenship for foreign nationals. they have been gaining support in areas hit by high unemployment rates, mainly in the former east germany. if the lawsuit fails, there are concerns that could give the ndp legitimacy as a political party. >>> ukraine's parliament rejected a no-confidence motion against the government. the failed vote has plunged the country further into a political crisis and sent thousands of protesters into the streets of kiev. opposition members submitted the motion on tuesday after the government postponed preparations to join the european union. opposition leaders say they'll try to block the president from entering his office. more than a week, protesters and police have clashed, leaving hundreds injured. the demonstrations are the largest since the country's orange revolution nine years ago that led to a change of government. the president has called for a peaceful ending to the protests and reiterated there's no change to his country's willingness
LINKTV
Dec 8, 2013 2:30pm PST
criminals. component, of course, is to provide a network to monitor organized crime and illegal immigration. often to save the lives of people in distress at sea. critics say the system is more about turning away migrants than helping them. it started operation on the southern and eastern borders. monday, the un's human rights chief has evidence that syrian government officials have committed crimes against humanity. she called on the international criminal court to open a probe into the civil war. she said responsibility for atrocities committed in the searing conflict extended to the top echelon of government, including president bashar al- assad. brewers started lobbying for a year unity lot. they are hope -- a beer unity law. in 1516, the bearberry and ruler decreed beer could only be made with water, malt, hops, and yeast and nothing else. there was relative calm on the streets of the thai capital after days of angry protests. police itrs and should can says the government took steps to calm a dangerous escalation of violence. police were ordered to stand back as demonstrators calling
FOX
Dec 1, 2013 11:00pm PST
group of immigrants. the irish. when frank quinn grew up here there were a few italian families, a few scots but the rest of the people were irish. salons served irish whisky. >> all the irish families are gone and moved some where else. >> absolutely. >> reporter: when he was a child getting a catholic education and the roaring -- everyone seems to have a job and the stock market was creating a whole new class of millionaires. these were the days of prohibition. that 13 year period when a constitutional amendment made alcoholic drinks illegal. of course the law was widely ignored. perhaps nowhere as openly as in the mission district. frank quinn remembers when someone asked his uncle where he could get a drink in the neighborhood. >> my uncle said to him. do you know where the funeral parlor is down in the block. he said yes, he said well that's the only place here where you can't get a drink. >> reporter: we looked at a building that was once a speak easy or as it was called a blind pig. >> if you wanted to get into one of these places they were illegal. how did you get in? >> you wo
PBS
Dec 6, 2013 2:30pm PST
or background. i am proud of being black and proud of being an immigrant of british subjects but i want to be seen as an american and melson -- nelson mandela was able to create that image. we are not black south africans or white south africans, we are one family, one nation, when people. i hope that his image and spirit will live on for generations to come. l, a trailblazer himself, the u.s. secretary of state who is black on the man who inspired him so much. dozens of people have gathered outside nelson mandela's former home and so it oh -- in soweto. our respondent who filed this report. paying tribute to the father the nation. he was the consummate reconciler. this was the house he would return to when he was released in prison. in february of 1990. we met one of mr. mandela's neighbors. met those who lived in the same street. >> i went with him to introduce him to the neighbor. after so many years being away from there. them. -- he still loves he still remembered their names. >> when i went to school here in the late 1970s and i 1980s, he was still in prison. there was no road her
PBS
Dec 6, 2013 4:00pm PST
an immigrant of british subjects but i want to be seen as an american and melson -- nelson mandela was able to create that image. we are not black south africans or white south africans, we are one family, one nation, when people. i hope that his image and spirit will live on for generations to come. l, a trailblazer himself, the u.s. secretary of state who is black on the man who inspired him so much. dozens of people have gathered outside nelson mandela's former home and so it oh -- in soweto. our respondent who filed this report. paying tribute to the father the nation. he was the consummate reconciler. this was the house he would return to when he was released in prison. in february of 1990. we met one of mr. mandela's neighbors. met those who lived in the same street. >> i went with him to introduce him to the neighbor. after so many years being away from there. them. -- he still loves he still remembered their names. >> when i went to school here in the late 1970s and i 1980s, he was still in prison. there was no road here. all of this was dead road. spirit ofodied the the fight again
SFGTV
Dec 2, 2013 2:30pm PST
, and wendy as well. james from senior disability and peter from the immigrant legal resource center, nancy cross, don nunly from the aims project, coline from the cap pain for a better nutrition and mopsy from the center of health and uc beckerry public health >> next speaker? >> good morning, my name is alex and i am a senior disability action. and even though there are meal sites and home delivered meals for seniors and people with disabilities that demand that such meals as stated in the funding can provide. and in 2006, the cap between the number of meals served and the number needed was between 6 and 9 million needs. annually. and the last three years, the budget for the home delivered meals has been cut and what needs to happen is that the money needs to be increased. and there is a long waiting list and it has to be paid with young people with disabilities and they tend to fall through the cracks, on the list of needs food is on top along with housing more money for food. >> thank you. >> next speaker. >> with reference to the sros one of the things ha they are asking for is that th
SFGTV
Dec 3, 2013 12:30pm PST
patients are actually immigrants who have a lot of competing priorities, family issues, child care issues, maybe not being able to find work or finding work and not being insured and health care sometimes isn't the top priority for them. we need to understand that so that we can help them take care of themselves physically and emotionally to deal with all these other things. they also have to be working through with people living longer and living with more chronic conditions i think we're going to see more patients coming through. >> starting next year, every day 10,000 people will hit the age of 60 until 2020. . >> the needs of the patients that we see at kerr senior center often have to do with the consequences of long standing substance abuse and mental illness, linked to their chronic diseases. heart failure, hypertension, diabetes, cancer, stroke, those kinds of chronic illnesses. when you get them in your 30's and 40's and you have them into your aging process, you are not going to have a comfortable old age. you are also seeing in terms of epidemics, an increase in alzheimer's and
SFGTV
Dec 3, 2013 9:30pm PST
speakers' names ] >> good afternoon, sir. >> translator: good afternoon my name isenhe and i immigrated to the u.s. in 2001 and moved to the nob hill neighborhood two years ago. my wife and i use no. 10 or 12 bus lines to get to chinatown. however, the tep proposes to eliminate the no. 12 and in other words, this is a serious cut service cut and will have a dramatic affect on the community. they will have to carry heavy packages and walk steep hills to get home. it's extremely important to the community, especially for senior residents who often have mobility issues. please don't eliminate the no. 12 bus lines. any elimination means service cuts to our community, which heavily relies on public transit. thank you. >> thank you, next speaker, please. [ applause ] [ reading speakers' names ] >> good afternoon, sir. >> good afternoon, mr. chairman, directors, phil chin, representing the chinatown transportation research and improvement project. no need to repeat all that has been said. our concerns are very similar to other previous speakers. our concerns with with the 8x and stop plac
SFGTV
Dec 5, 2013 2:00pm PST
for the workforce. definitely have passed the young people that were part of my program they were immigrants most emigrated like in the last 3ish years so they had a huge learning curve and i maid they were prepared to go to work and learn the laws that applies as a young person in san francisco. that's a lot more direct services. in terms of what i do i'm the coordinator for the hall of justice that focuses on sfeesh for people with high barriers to employment. and kind of identify what our barriers for adults in the services. so trying to see how we can help people with different abilities like access like the workforce system in san francisco so we have a really good department economic workforce development but for district 11 we found there's a lot of people that are again limited english spanking speaking so they have bad barriers they might have documentation issues and not enough time or experience there's a mri i can't do of different barriers. so we're trying to figure out ways to support them and a not just training them but also trying to advocacy in terms of workers rights and buildi
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